News and Announcements

24th March, 2019


2019 Holy Week Programme

The Antidote for Decaying Fatherhood

Liturgical Conference at St Aloysius’ – 30th & 31st March, 2019: with US theologian and composer, Dr Peter Kwasniewski. Full details are provided in the poster and flyers in the vestibule, and online: We hope that parishioners will participate in this significant event. Please note that registration is essential. Please note that registration is essential and can be made at the following link: Bookings close this Sunday, 24th March

Tomorrow (Monday, 25th March) is the Solemnity of the Annunciation. Low Mass will be celebrated at 7 am, 10 am and 6 pm.

Vespers & Benediction will be celebrated this Saturday (30th March) at about 4.30 pm, as part of the Liturgical Conference that we are hosting next weekend. All are welcome to attend Vespers & Benediction, including those not registered for the Conference.

Fr Marshall will be away from Tuesday – Saturday afternoon this week, assisting the monks of Notre Dame Priory. Please note that as a consequence there will be no 10 am Mass at St Aloysius’ on Wednesday or Friday.

Hospitality after Sunday Solemn Mass: volunteers are sought to assist with the tea and coffee service after the Solemn Mass on Sundays, and attending the vestibule before Mass to assist visitors. Duties would fall monthly on a rostered basis. This is a great way of meeting other Parishioners and visitors. If you are interested in helping, please call Peter Janssen, President of the Parish Pastoral Council, on 0414 963 282.

The Newman Parish book club meets every Thursday evening at Maryvale, from 6.30 pm. New members are welcome. Contact Stephen Jury: .

Parents wishing to register their children for Sunday catechesis are asked to contact the Secretary via email: . You will then be forwarded a registration form.

Accommodation is sought by a family newly arrived in the Parish, from Perth: we are a family of 10, 2 adults and 8 children seeking rental accommodation.  Our preference is for a long term, 4 bedroom home around $400 per week, as close to the parish as possible (ideally between Caulfield and Dandenong South).  We are happy to consider any possibilities though including short term, three bedrooms, or other locations. Contact: Sharyn Tambunan,

The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman

Mass and Confession Times

24th March to 31st March

Date Mass Times Feast

Sunday (17th March)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm
  • (Saturday 22nd March – 5.00 pm at St Paul’s Kealba)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Tuesday in 3rd week of Lent)


  • 7.00 am
  • 5.30pm at St Patrick's Cathedral
  • (Wednesday in 3rd week of Lent)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Thursday in 3rd week of Lent)


  • 7.00 am
  • 6.00 pm Stations of the Cross, followed by Mass.
  • (Friday in the 3rd week of Lent)


  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 4.30 pm Solemn Vespers & Benediction
  • 5.00 pm (St Pauls, Kealba - Mass of Sunday obligation)

    (Saturday in 3rd week of Lent)

    (31st March)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm
  • Next Mass at St Joseph’s Iona – Sunday 7th April
  • FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT (Laetare Sunday)

    Eucharistic Exposition: After 7.00am & 10.00am weekday & Saturday Mases

    Confessions: Saturday after each Mass; Sunday before and during each Mass; or after any Mass by request.

    The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman


    30th/31st March, 2019 - Liturgical Conference at St Aloysius’